Get this from a library! Idu. [Flora Nwapa] — The novel is set in a small Nigerian Community. Idu finally gives birth to a fine boy. Idu (African Writers Series, 56) [Flora Nwapa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fiction about life in Nigeria by a woman African writer. Flora Nwapa writes about women and their lives, issues, and concerns within a The dissertation focuses upon all important characters in Efuru, Idu, and One is.

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To ask other readers questions about Iduplease sign up. Angel Sylvia added it Apr diu, Please enter recipient e-mail address es. Tradition holds that the glory of motherhood is far more important than the glory of being a wife. The critical reception was mainly hostile. Locally the river goddess was known as Ogbuide.

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Amaka Rubby marked it as to-read Apr 12, Meredith Smith rated it liked it Mar 31, Chinua Achebe; rpt in African Rhythms: While never considering herself a feminist, she is best known for recreating life and traditions from a woman’s viewpoint. Idu kills herself through starvation nwaa Adiewere dies, even though she was pregnant and had a son. Nwapa’s heroines are generally independent-minded women who often flout traditional customs.

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Flora Nwapa’s novels and stories take topics like marriage, florq responsibility, self-sacrifice, and humanity and then questions the prevalent cultural norms associated with them [1].

Nwapa wrote short stories, poetry and children’s books, such as Mummywaterwhich brought to life a water deity – the water goddess Ogbuide or Uhamiri appeared also in her adult fiction; Mummywata was her westernized Igbo counterpart. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.

The novel is set in a remote African village and follows the protagonist Idu and her husband Adiewere over a number of years. Open Preview See a Problem? Efuruwhich Nwapa started to write inwas the first novel published by a Nigerian woman in English. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Just like earlier stated in a previous study, Flora Nwapa is one of the pioneering and leading voices in Nigerian and African literature. Heinemann Educational- Fiction – pages.

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English View all editions and formats. Kelechi is currently reading it Apr 11, Upon hearing the news Ojiugo has born a son, Amarajeme realises he is sterile and to blame for their childlessness and hangs himself. The Invalid Death, and the Author: Would you also like to submit a review for this item?


Efuru, the heroine, is a strong and beautiful woman. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Nwapa continued her studies in Nwzpa, earning in a degree in education from the University of Edinburgh. She remained Nwakuche’s first wife, although he took other wives. In her book Efuru became Africa’s first internationally published female novel in the English language Heinemann Educational Books. Anurasika marked it as to-read Nov 24, At Idu’s beckoning, Adiewere takes a second wife, who he treats as a child rather than a wife.

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Annet Akpa marked it as to-read Apr 15, The manifestation of protest in the novels, glora, and poetry of Nigerian authors in the last 40 years attests to the role of the artists as the cry of protest. Idu is a novel and the second novel put out by Nigerian novelist Flora Nwapa. Cassava Song and Rice Song.

Tragically, Adiewere dies suddenly. MearsUniversity of South Florida. Dec 20, Mills College Library added it. Some features of WorldCat will not be available.